Kjaerholm Style: PK91 Folding Stool

Inspired By: Poul Kjaerholm PK91 Folding Stool

Base Price: $870.00
Price as Configured: $870.00
  • Smooth Leather Choices:
    L201- Porcelain White L203- Alpine White L211- Beige White L214- Premium Parchment L219- Driftwood Tan L224- Terra Brown L227- Golden Tan L231- Saddle Brown L235- Espresso Brown L237- Navy Blue L238- Nimbus Gray L239- Cloud Gray L419- Camel Tan L431- Tuscany Brown L435- Kona Brown L439- Taupe L443- Scandinavian Black L447- Scandinavian Red
    Distressed Leather Choices:
    L523- Harvest Tan L527- Caramel Tan L531- Saddle Brown L535- Rich Brown L551- Olive Green
Item No.: MC-5907
Key Features:
  • Dimensions (inches): 22.5w x 17.7d x 18h
  • Premium stainless steel constructions true to the original
  • Brushed-satin stainless steel base
  • Choice of leather colors, including 2mm Thick Leathers
The PK91 Folding Stool was designed by Kjaerholm in 1961 and incorporated flat spring steel bars and canvas or leather for the seat. The long sides of the frames formed the legs of the stool and were twisted like propellers for increased strength. In a traditional folding stool of the time, the legs were located on either side of the seat to minimize the distance spanned by the wood struts. But by twisting the legs, Kjaerholm's stool could span a wider distance and thus, he rotated the structure 90 degrees so that crossed legs formed the front and the back of the stool.

Another innovation of this PK91 folding stool was the way it folded flat. In a typical stool, the identical frames are nested one inside the other, which causes them to be offset when the stool was folded. Kjaerholm wanted his stool to appear consistent from both sides, folded or unfolded. The PK91 achieves this because of two design features: First, the points of contact between two frames consists of ball bearings flush joints. Second, the frames are mirrored parallelograms with corners of 88 and 92 degrees. The proportion of the seat conceals this distortion and creates the appearance of the identical, nested frames.

Our PK91 inspired Folding Stool incorporates all of the elements described above. In addition, we use 12mm satin-brushed 304 stainless steel for the frame with a 3mm corner radius. The seat is made with 2mm thick cowhide belting, covered with your choice of black, dark brown or white leather.

  • Dimensions: 22.5w x 17.8d x 18h<\li>
  • Premium stainless steel constructions true to the original
  • 2mm Thick Leather
  • Choice of brushed-satin or polished stainless steel base
  • Choice of leather colors
Dimensions (inches):
Overall: 22.5w x 17.8d x 18h
Seat Interior: 21w x 15d
Seat Height: 18h
Weight: 18lbs

Modern Classics Furniture offers two levels of premium Top-Grain Italian Leathers for this product (Smooth and Distressed). These leathers feature:
  • Top-grain Italian leather from Grade A hides
  • Semi aniline-dyed (standard) and 100% aniline-dyed (premium)
  • Made at Italian tanneries and sent to our factory
  • Have a UV and Moisture Guard built into the non-toxic vegetable dyes
  • Are not split hides or bonded leather
We are happy to mail you a physical piece of leather so you can hold it in your hands.

Our Smooth Premium leathers are top-grain, aniline-dyed, have a soft feel to them and most of the hides natural grain patterns are retained. Our Distressed Leathers (denoted with the prefix L5) are also top-grain, aniline-dyed but have a distressed look to them. L5 leathers will show rubbings and have a more waxy feel. All our leathers are considered equally durable and are ideal for home or commercial use. To read more about leather, read our A Guide to Understanding Upholstery Leather: A Primer.

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Smooth Leathers (Premium -Top Grain)

Distressed Leathers (Premium - Top Grain)

Date: 11/26/2023 9:23:01 PM